Long Term Monitoring Plots (LTMP)
In the Spring of 1996, a Geographic Information System (GIS) was created for the UMFS and a map of the UMFS was produced. In the Fall of 1996, a long term vegetation monitoring plan was established. A 100 m x 100 m coordinate system was set up to identify location so the property and 20 randomly chosen Long Term Monitoring Plots (LTMPs) were located. The LTMPs have been sampled on a biannual basis since their establishment.